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Mayor Lutz Weighs In on Sequestration, Warns Defense Cuts Could Impact Monrovia

Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz joined other local leaders and groups and called on California's senators to find a "grand bargain" to avoid federal cuts that could impact Monrovia's defense contractors.

Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz has signed a letter asking California's senators to reach a "grand bargain" that would avoid federal sequestration cuts that could threaten jobs at Monrovia firms with defense contracts.

Lutz joined the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation and other cities and defense firms urging Senator Diane Feinstein and Senator Barbara Boxer to "find a 'grand bargain' with 'a balanced and comprehensive package of solutions that include: tax code reform; entitlement reform; Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization; and short- and long-term job growth and economic prosperity strategies,' according to the My Monrovia Business Blog

The city warned of potential job loss from sequestration cuts last year.

Tom Adams February 28, 2013 at 09:54 PM
A good leader would move the 2% around so there is no damage, rememeber this was Obama's bill
John Lawrence February 28, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Let it roll
Gayle M. Montgomery February 28, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Therein lies the rub, Tom. A President can suggest a budget, but the actual budget must start in the House. Who runs the House? Not many good leaders there. Let's start over and put some good folk in there who put the US and its needs to the forefront and stop all the shenanigans and personal enrichment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_budget
Gayle M. Montgomery February 28, 2013 at 11:13 PM
Try this one. Even better. We're not at the President asking for money phase of the budget. In a few days, the current spending is about to expire. http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=155
Gem City Dude Man March 01, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Our nation's economic and political systems are broken and disfunctional, and the government refuses to allow a real debate on the issues. We dedate every thing else, education,health care,etc., but our failed eonomic system is off limits. The wages of middle class workers has remained flat since the 1970s while those at the top have seen their wages skyrocket. The inequity between classes is growing year after year. Despite being the most productive workers in the world Americans must work 20% longer and harder for the same pay as other industrialized countries. American corporations are sitting on a mountain of profits and 1/2 of those pay zero in taxes. They also socialize investments and then privitize the profits. The system is rigged and corrupt!

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